“Refugees are people like you and me, with hopes for their futures and their families,” said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Director of Nothing But Nets…”We are doing our part to ensure no child dies from a preventable disease like malaria.”
Washington, DC (PRWEB)
June 20, 2017
Today, on World Refugee Day, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new commitment to fight malaria with Sumitomo Chemical Co., a global leader in innovative vector control and long-standing partner in the fight to end malaria. Sumitomo Chemical has issued a second matching grant challenge to Nothing But Nets supporters: For every life-saving bed net donated by a supporter (up to 350,000 nets), Sumitomo Chemical will match it, for a total of 700,000 nets. Sumitomo Chemical’s commitment to help Nothing But Nets and its UN partners working across sub-Saharan Africa is part of Nothing But Nets’ new “P.L.E.D.G.E. to Protect” two million refugees and displaced individuals from malaria by the end of 2017.
Today, there a record 65.6 million refugees and families living displaced by violence around the world – and 60 percent of them live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Malaria is a major threat to refugees – it is a leading cause of illness and death in many African countries, including those where Nothing But Nets and its UN partners work.
“Refugees are people like you and me, with hopes for their futures and their families,” said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Director of Nothing But Nets. “But they have had to face unspeakable odds. We are doing our part to ensure no child dies from a preventable disease like malaria. We are grateful to Sumitomo for its significant commitment to help families stay healthy, rebuild, and thrive.”
Sumitomo Chemical’s commitment to…